Devils Swimming Pool Zambia

Devils Swimming Pool Zambia

After thousands of years of erosion, many rock pools have formed near the great Victoria Falls and one of the rights on the very edge! Devil’s Pool – with a sheer drop and an up-close-and-personal view of the sheer drop off the side of the falls – is indeed the ultimate infinity pool!

It takes a rocky walk and swims in the Zambezi River to reach the pool before slipping into the adrenalin-pumping swimming hole. Those fearless enough leap into the pool and get pushed to the edge by the force of the river, with the rock lip bringing them to a halt as the raging waters of the Zambezi crash over the cliffs a few feet away.

The view from the edge is totally exhilarating as you feel the force of the Zambezi flowing past you and crashing down over the precipice; a hundred-meter drop.

The over 500-million-litres of water that cascade over the falls every minute is not to be messed with, so as a safety precaution – guides are available at the entrance of the falls to accompany you to the pool.

When is the best time to swim at the Devil’s swimming pool in Zambia?

They include an optional dip in the pool, but only when the Zambezi is low enough to swim there safely. This is usually from mid-August to the end of December, with access being most reliable in October and November when the flow is weakest.

Where to stay while visiting Devil’s swimming pool Zambia

As Devil’s Pool itself is in Zambia, we recommend staying in Livingstone. It is the closest town Devil’s Pool on the Zambian side of the border, with the distance from Livingstone to Victoria Falls being just a little over 7 miles.

Livingstone and environs offer stylish lodges and hotels, as well as a wide range of accommodation options to use as a base for exploring the area – including bed & breakfasts, guesthouses, and backpackers.

Ngoma Zanga Lodge

Ngoma Zanga Lodge is an African themed accommodation facility located 10 km away from the mighty Victoria Falls and only 2 km away from the city center.

Maramba River Lodge

Welcome to a personalized experience, set on the banks of the Maramba River in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. Ideally located just 4km from the Victoria Falls.

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